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APR 20, 2015 - Time

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New Trials Show Promise For Future Skin Cancer Treatment

In some cases, the results were even better than the current frontline treatment for the cancer

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APR 20, 2015 - Washington Times

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Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A study shows giving advanced melanoma patients two new Bristol-Myers drugs together held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one. However, the combo sharply increased serious side effects, leading more patients to drop out. The study of 142 patients not treated previously found ...

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APR 19, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

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Merck Drug Shows Improved Odds for Melanoma Patients

Merck’s new cancer drug Keytruda improved the survival odds of patients with the skin cancer melanoma compared with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Yervoy, in the first head-to-head study of a new wave of drugs that harness the body’s immune system to destroy tumors.

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APR 16, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Toxic Smoke Forces Firefighter To Retire, But He's Not Done Protecting Others

Firefighter Clive Savacool battled his final blaze, a grass fire in Pittsburg, California, in March 2014. He collapsed after a few hours on the scene and spent the next couple days in a hospital. "Up until that point, grass fires hadn't bothered me," said Savacool, 37, of Martinez, California, recalling how his pulmonary doctor later concluded that cumulative toxic exposures ...

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APR 16, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Painless blood tests coming soon

A device the size of a ping-Pong ball that extracts blood when held against the skin might soon replace needles, according to representatives from Tasso Inc., a company that is working closely with the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the project. Called microfluidics, the technology springboards on the forces that govern the flow of tiny fluid streams, according to Ben Casavant, ...

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